Heritage conservation districts are long overdue

This is a guest post by Mary L. MacDonald (Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, City Planning) in response to... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – Urban Future Manifestos

Editors: Peter Noever and Kimberli Meyer (Hatje Cantz, 2010) Urban Future Manifestos, produced by the MAK Urban Futures Initiative, is... Read More

The space age Parkway Plaza, Toronto’s first heritage supermarket

It was only a shopping mall, but when the Parkway Plaza opened at Ellesmere Road and Victoria Park Avenue in 1958, it signalled the... Read More

Misuse of Heritage Conservation Districts can deaden both past and future

The City of Toronto believes it has found a silver bullet to control development pressure in the downtown core through the use of a... Read More

EVENT: Downtown Vancouver BIA Launch Vancouver Laneway Pilot Project, Sept. 15th

More Awesome Now reimagined laneway WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5pm-8pm. WHERE: W. Hastings between Seymour and Granville... Read More

Notes from Holland

As an architect on vacation, one does not travel merely to escape the ennui of change orders and field reviews. Time spent abroad in... Read More

Book Review: Toronto Then and Now

Toronto Then and Now is an elegant, large-format coffee table book that highlights the past and present of some of Toronto’s... Read More

Portrait Sonore Vancouver Launched!

Portrait Sonore is a not-for-profit Montreal-based atelier of architects, artists, and musicians who have for the past decade been... Read More

Book Review – Michael Graves: Images of a Grand Tour

Author: Brian Ambroziak (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005) Between sitting alongside Peter Eisenman, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk... Read More

The life and death of Peter Dickinson and The Inn on the Park

Peter Dickinson was dying when he designed the Inn on the Park. From a bed in Mount Sinai hospital, his body weakened from cancer... Read More